April 10, 1997 in Sports

Gonzaga’s Bats Come Alive In 17-3 Romp

 

Trevor Davis singled to drive in two runs during an eight-run sixth inning Wednesday as Gonzaga University stomped visiting Whitworth 17-3 in a non-league baseball game at August/A.R.T. Stadium.

Charlie Zimmerman, the second of five Zags pitchers, picked up the win after allowing two hits in 2-1/3 innings.

Brendan Hare drove in three runs for GU (13-16-1), which totaled 15 singles and one double. GU’s Donnie Murrell had a two-run single during the four-run second.

For the Pirates (8-15), Tim Bishop hit a solo homer in the sixth.

Whitworth 001 001 010 - 3 9 4

Gonzaga 141 308 00x - 17 16 0

Fleming, Rider (6), Ayers (8) and Schuerman, Chimienti (4); Adams, Zimmerman (3), Neace (6), Newton (7), Sazama (9) and Asan, Doolittle (4), Canny (7). W-Zimmerman (3-3). L-Fleming (2-4).

HITS: Whitworth-Saldin, Robertson, Bishop, Francek, Fischer 2, Brown 2, Wilson. Gonzaga-Bowne 2, Felice, Prince, Murrell 2, Hare, Uberuaga 2, Davis, Wulf, Knight, Hunt, Workman 2, Doolittle. 2B-Fischer, Saldin, Uberuaga. HR- Bishop (7).

Idaho adds prep division

The Idaho High School Activities Association has announced that a fifth classification, A-5, will be added for the 1998-1999 school year.

Tentatively, the classes will look like this: A-1: 1,350 and above; A-2: 800-1,349; A-3: 350-799; A-4: 151-349; A-5: 150 and below.

Under the new plan, Coeur d’Alene, Lake City, Post Falls and Sandpoint will become A-2 schools. Lewiston, however, will remain A-1 and be an independent in North Idaho.

The change in classification will bring four of the five Inland Empire League teams into alignment with Frontier League teams in Washington.

The IEL and Frontier will combine in boys and girls basketball next year in the new Border League. The schools hope to play a league schedule in the future in football and other minor sports.

Also under the new alignment, the Intermountain League teams except Moscow will drop from A-2 to A-3.

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